Both attacks took place in the same shopping centre in Oulu Foreign-born citizens in the city of Oulu in northern Finland have said they feel unsafe after two stabbings police suspect may have been racially motivated. The attacks took place in the main shopping centre in Oulu over the course of one week. On 13 June, a 33-year-old local man – a former member of the banned neo-Nazi group the Nordic Resistance Movement – is alleged to have attacked a 12-year-old boy of foreign heritage. He is also accused of attempting to attack a 14-year-old. The younger child was taken to hospital with serious injuries and later discharged. A second attack occurred in the same place on 18 June, when a man with a foreign background was allegedly stabbed by a 15-year-old. Oulu police said preliminary information suggested that attack was also racially motivated and a copycat of the first stabbing. The victim was taken to hospital with injuries to his upper body that were not life-threatening, a statement added. The attacks have caused shock across Finland and sparked widespread condemnation by politicians. “There is no place for racism or racist violence in Finland,” President Alexander Stubb said in a post on X. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo described the attacks and their “possibly racist motives” as “disgusting”.

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